Carroll County Pursues Broadband Feasibility Study

cyberspace-2784907_1920Carroll County has joined a group of counties that have contracted with CTC Technology & Energy to perform a broadband feasibility study.

As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

Carroll, along with six other Maryland counties, sought a contractor to conduct a study that would help counties assess their broadband needs and obtain grant funding for broadband projects, according to Mark Ripper, director of technology services. He said the counties, with Montgomery leading the charge, chose to band together rather than do the work in piecemeal fashion.

The study will assess the gaps in the county’s broadband service, develop designs and estimate costs to bridge those gaps, prepare documentation to use for potential funding, identify Carroll’s assets and future demand, evaluate funding options, and more.

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Carroll commissioner ‘won’t rest’ until entire county has internet; board approves broadband feasibility study (The Baltimore Sun)